figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Brass figurine of standing devadasi (slave of god), a girl dancer, on a plinth. She is wearing a short sleeved patterned upper garment with a round clasp with a floral design below the breast. The midriff is bare, with a band around the hips. Bracelets, anklets and a headband are indicated.

This kind of figure is used as a sacrifice to a temple.

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